How To Copy Protect
Images - The Best Methods Of Copy Protection For Images
After uploading you can set the
watermark type and message.
You can also email the new image
to anyone that you choose.
The Top Methods For Copy Protecting Images On
The following explanation of Image Splicing to protect
images includes samples at the bottom of the page:
Image splicing requires cutting of an image into segments that are
then held in place with table cells, with each part of the image in a
separate cell of the table set. The image segments can be the same size
which makes it easier to assemble, or they can be different sizes and
shapes to wrap around other page objects.
It's not obvious but the image above has been spliced into 6 separate
images. If you try saving the image by using right-mouse-click options,
you can only save one piece at a time.
The spliced image is held together using a table set like the one
to the left.
This technique can be complicated
further by using the splices as
background images in each cell, but that
will require a clear image in each cell
to prevent the table cells from
The HTML code for this table set can be seen below:
Examples and the HTML code for displaying image segments as table cell
backgrounds is better described in the section for protecting images
using a Transparent Overlay.
Splicing images manually can be an arduous chore, but there are programs
available on the web that can segment and assemble images automatically.
Some will be for free and others should not cost much money. Later
versions of image editing programs like PhotoShop include options for
This technique effectively prevents mouse saves and page saves because all
the visitor can get is a series of smaller images which they then have
to re-arrange and join before it can be used. It doesn't prevent anyone
from copying but it sure makes them work for it, that is until they
realize that by pressing the Printscreen button they can get a screen
shot to use.
The above mentioned methods for copy protecting images deal
with images that are displayed online, from a web page. These
methods are not suitable for images that you may want to send by
email or provide as a download. For example, if sending an image
to a client for their approval of your design, then the options
for protecting the image are reduced to: